Visiting Hours

Current entrances

There are five entrances open to collect a required mask when visiting or checking in for an appointment.

  • Emergency Department: 24/7
  • Tufts Children's Plaza:  24/7
  • Atrium Main Entrance: 10 am – noon Monday–Friday
  • Biewend Lobby: 6 am – 6 pm
  • Rehab Lobby on Harrison Ave: 6 am – 6 pm

If you need handicap access to Tufts Children's Hospital, please enter through the emergency department, then take the elevators to the 3rd floor and cross over the bridge to Tufts Children's Hospital.

Updated visitor policy

as of June 10, 2020

 All Visitors

  • We ask that only patients with pre-scheduled appointments visit their doctor's office.

  • All visitors are required to wear a mask, practice hand hygiene, and must be screened for symptoms of possible COVID-19 Infection. All visitors will be provided one surgical or procedural mask immediately upon arrival and are required to use hand sanitizer and wear the mask continually until they leave the building.
  • Visitors who are sick or have any possible symptom (fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, chills, muscle aches, or new onset of loss of taste and smell) may not visit under any circumstances. Visitors will be screened prior to entering the organization and when possible prior to the visit via phone. 
  • The visit should be scheduled in advance when possible.
  • Symptomatic visitors will not be allowed to visit.
  • Every visitor should practice physical distancing while at the Medical Center.
  • Visitors should follow posted precautions and will be provided instructions on proper donning/doffing of personal protective equipment (PPE). If the visitor declines to don PPE, they must still wear a mask and perform hand hygiene when entering and exiting the patient's room. 
  • Visitors are encouraged to stay in the patients’ room for the duration of the visit

Adult inpatient

  • Visitors must check in at the entrance and the nursing unit station before entering the patient room.  
  • For adult inpatients, one visitor/support person per day during designated visiting hours. Hours are now 2 – 7 pm with check-in by 6 pm.. Please check in at the Atrium Main Entrance (800 Washington St.). All visitors/support persons must be 18 years of age or older. The visitor will be instructed to remain in the room with the patient for the duration of the visit.

Adult ambulatory

  • We ask that only patients with pre-scheduled appointments visit their doctor's office
  • One visitor /companion may accompany elderly or disabled patients to an in-person provider visit.

Pediatric inpatient

  • For pediatric patients, two parents/guardians/designated caregiver for patients under the age of 18 are allowed to visit.  The caregiver must stay in the patient's room for the duration of the visit, wear a mask, practice hand hygiene and must be screened. The visitation hours are open 24/7.

Pediatric ambulatory

  • One parent/guardian may accompany a pediatric patient to an in-person provider visit.

OB inpatient

  • Patients admitted to Tufts Medical Center for delivery of a baby are allowed one asymptomatic support person. The support person is allowed to remain with the patient during the delivery and postpartum stay. The support person will be instructed to remain in the room with the patient for the duration of the visit, wear a mask, and must be screened. The visitation hours are open 24/7.  

NICU

  • For newborn PUIs in the NICU, parents may designate one healthy caregiver who has not been exposed to the COVID-positive mother in past 14 days. The caregiver should not visit the COVID-positive mother.